June 29, 2007
Several months back we launched the local ship-it scheme and we got a good response.
Now we are happy to announce the Value Payable Post (VPP) Services for Ubuntu CDs.
CDs will now also be shipped to users across Tamil Nadu, India for Rs 150/ CD. We also have decided to ship it across India for a value of Rs 200/ CD.
One can pay the value to post-man and grab the Ubuntu CDs.
Within TamilNadu, We will continue to offer Ubuntu CDs under existing Local Ship it subject availability of funds, as it has been the case.
One of the intentions for this move is to make the users feel, Free as in Freedom.
If you are in TamilNadu and is need of Ubuntu CDs, mail your request with your address and mode of CD delivery i.e., VPP or Gratis to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your choice to get Ubuntu CDs through VPP will help us grow in future too.
June 24, 2007
mmm.. Our Independence day falls on 15 Aug 07. And exactly one month after comes the Software freedom day.
What plans do we have this time? also the first time!
We have formed a Chennai Team and we are thinking of bringing people together on this event to create awareness on software freedom and its importance.
Primary focus need to be on education and we should knock schools with edubuntu at hands. 😉
Then the college students.. users.. educational institutions.. trainers.. LUG enthusiasts and all.. Where and when? we need to decide..
and incidentally this year marks the 150th anniversary of our first war of independence 😉
June 21, 2007
yet another addition to our infrastructure..
ubuntu tamil team’s mailing lists are now available at gmane..
visit: http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.linux.ubuntu.user.tamil & http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.linux.ubuntu.translators.ta
June 15, 2007
We all know its all happening today cos of GNU and its vision some twenty years before..
In an attempt to make available the contents of GNU website to Tamil we also took the responsibility of translating its web-site to Tamil.
Here is our first success: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.ta.html
above all it’s the GNU’s philosophy that has led to this great revolution. Glad that we have started taking it to our masses in our Language..
June 12, 2007
It has been a year since we started our Tamil Team. It was a matter of survival for us as we got stringent comments from across corners.
And today we have proved that we have survived despite all that. Looking ahead we have huge amount of quality translation work pending before us.
One good thing is that we hold responsibility of KDE localization also.
Will a day be blessed with 48 hours! 😉
June 7, 2007
Kol is Planet in Tamil. Yep.. We have our Planet now.. its live this morning.
Kolarangam is Planetarium.. We will henceforth have the feeds of People blogging in Tamil on GNU & Ubuntu at,
Special thanks to Shankar fellow team member who inspired this to happen.. And to UK team for the template 🙂
June 6, 2007
“Knowledge is power”, Indeed! But to put the knowledge acquired, however smaller they may be is more powerful.
This has been the experience of mine over the past one year into the Planet of Ubuntu.
Well, hardly few weeks after first successful Ubuntu installation, was searching for a LoCo Team to cater to our needs.
Had very little usage knowledge of GNU/ Linux, but felt thats definitely more to serve thousands without it.
Sowed the seeds of Ubuntu Tamil Team. And today we have sprouted well. Thanks to Ubuntu. Thanks everybody.
Knowledge not put to practice is knowledge unknown.